Barney the Dinosaur redesign has the internet roaring

If there's one thing guaranteed to get the internet riled up, it's the redesign of a beloved children's character. From Minnie Mouse to, er, the Green M&M, anthropomorphised objects and animals have been getting all sorts of tweaks lately – and not even Barney the Dinosaur is safe.

Mattel has revealed an updated look for a new, animated Barney – and everyone's favourite purple dinosaur has certainly had what one might call a "glow up". And that's exactly what's making some fans roar with anger. Maybe Mattel forgot to check out our roundup of the best character design tips.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.